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Washington DC

Robert Ward, EVP and Regional Manager
Mark Carroll, Vice President - Development
• Thomas Archer, Vice President - Development
• Marc Johnson, Director - Development
Christopher Cardinale, Senior Vice President – General Counsel

Rob WardRobert Ward, LEED AP
EVP and Regional Manager, Washington, DC Region
Robert is responsible for overseeing Commercial Development in Washington D.C. His responsibilities include acquisition, development, construction, and leasing and disposition of highly sustainable, Class A office properties as well as transit oriented multifamily development. Since opening the Commercial Development office in this region in 2008, Robert has overseen the acquisition of more than 1.5 million square feet of office and multifamily development rights and the delivery of two speculative office projects.

Robert previously served as vice president with Skanska USA Building. He also worked with GVA Advantis in Washington, D.C., which is active throughout the D.C. region in commercial office leasing, tenant advisory, sales and acquisition of commercial land.

Robert is a member of the Board of Directors of Skanska Commercial Development in the Nordics, the Board of Trustees of the Federal City Council, DCBIA Board of Directors, NOMA BID Board of Directors, Washington, D.C. Developer Roundtable and the Board of Directors of the First Tee of Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech and serves on the Virginia Tech Program on Real Estate Advisory Board.

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Mark CarrollMark Carroll, LEED Green Associate
Vice President - Development, Washington, D.C. Region
Mark is vice president for CDUS in the Washington metro area. His responsibilities include the pursuit, acquisition and execution of development projects. He oversees project development teams and supports the executive vice president/area manager in growing Skanska’s development business throughout the region. 

Mark has more than 20 years of industry experience and has worked with site acquisition, site planning, design, development, construction management and the disposition of income-producing properties. He previously served as regional director of development for JPI, a national development firm. Mark’s development experience includes land, office, retail, multifamily and hotel development projects, primarily in the Washington and Baltimore markets.

Mark holds a Masters of Architecture degree from The Catholic University of America and a Masters of Engineering Management degree from The University of California at Berkeley.

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Tom Archer

Thomas Archer
Vice President - Development, Washington, D.C. Region
Tom has compiled more than 30 years of experience in large-scale real estate development projects involving the creation of great destinations, a mix of uses and public agency participation. These developments include residential and resort community developments, multifamily, office and mixed-use developments, as well as large-scale commercial and retail projects nationwide.

Prior to joining Skanska, Tom was senior vice president of development at Forest City Washington where he managed the development of several mixed-use projects concurrently including a large town center development in suburban Washington, the master planning for the Ball Park District, a transit oriented, mixed-use development in suburban Maryland and a large retail, office and residential project in Arlington County, Virginia.  Additionally, Tom managed FCW’s Real Estate Services Group, a consulting practice that provided advisory and development services to a variety of public and private clients including Washington, D.C.’s Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, the Government of Puerto Rico’s Department of Economic Development and Commerce and Georgetown University.

Tom has also held executive level positions with Republic Properties, the Mills Corporation, McArthur Glen/Horizon Corporation and Rossignol Development where his project experience included office, large scale retail, outlet center and residential development.

Tom has developed properties in 22 states, the District of Columbia, Canada and San Juan, Puerto Rico. He holds a degree from the University of Virginia and is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the International Council of Shopping Centers. 

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Marc Johnson

Marc Johnson, LEED Green Associate
Director - Development, Washington, D.C. Region
Marc is involved in locating potential acquisitions and underwriting deals while helping grow Skanska’s development business in the Washington region. He is currently the director of development on the 99 M Street SE project; a 235,000 SF office building adjacent to Nationals Park, and he recently completed the 1776 Wilson Project; a 140,000 SF office building in the Rosslyn neighborhood of Arlington, VA, along with the 733 10th Street, NW project; a 170,000 SF office building in downtown Washington, D.C., Skanska CD’s first US project. Before joining Skanska in 2009, Marc worked for four years as a Senior Consultant at Robert Charles Lesser & Co., based in Bethesda, MD.  During his tenure at RCLCO, he managed real estate consulting assignments dealing with a wide variety of project types and land uses for both public and private sector clients throughout the continental United States, Caribbean, Central America and the Middle East. Before joining RCLCO, Marc was a senior real estate planning analyst at Strategy Planning Associates in Chicago, IL.

Marc received a Masters of Urban and Regional Planning with a concentration in real estate and economic development from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production from the University of Southern California. He is an active member of the DC Building Industry Association, serving on the East of the River Committee, and NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association.  

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Christopher Cardinale
Senior Vice President – General Counsel, New York/Washington, DC
Chris oversees all legal matters for CDUS. With more than 15 years of corporate and real estate legal experience, Chris has led the acquisition, financing, leasing and disposition of dozens of Trophy and Class A office and multifamily properties in many US metropolitan markets. In recent years, Chris has maintained a particular focus on the structure of complex joint venture projects and has arranged and closed over a half billion dollars in real estate financings in both a legal and business capacity.

Prior to joining Skanska, Chris worked for Clark Enterprises as assistant general counsel.  Chris has also worked as corporate and real estate counsel at Weil Gotshal, DLA Piper and Goulston & Storrs.  He is currently on the board of directors of the Spanish Education and Development Center (Washington, DC), is a member of the DC Building Industry Association and is a graduate and member of Leadership Arlington (VA).

Chris received a bachelor’s degree from Providence College, a master’s from State University of New York, Albany and a Juris Doctor from American University, Washington College of Law.

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